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Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Kevin Durant’s four-point play was ridiculous

Okay, so the Thunder lost in OT. But this game will be remembered for Kevin Durant’s sick play.

By Desmond Bieler  |  12:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 NBA playoffs, 4-point play, four-point play, Grizzlies-Thunder, Kevin Durant

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Michelle Obama dunk photobombs Miami Heat (video)

LeBron James assists and says, “She’s got hops.” There’s a creepy Chris Bosh appearance, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/15/2014

LeBron James ‘jealous’ of Kevin Durant’s shot attempts

The Heat star says he notices how many more shot attempts Kevin Durant has compared to himself.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/14/2014

LeBron James, Miami Heat visit White House (video)

President Obama welcomes two-time NBA champions.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, White House

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Larry David yawns as Knicks win fifth straight

Maybe that project with Jerry Seinfeld is sapping his energy.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:53 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Blake Griffin dunk posterizes Kris Humphries (video, GIFs)

By Cindy Boren  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, NBA

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Dennis Rodman says “I had been drinking” in apology for comments

Hall of Famer/basketball diplomat apologizes to family of Kenneth Bae, teammates and others.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:05 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/08/2014

“He Got Game” sequel: Spike Lee, Ray Allen in talks

Miami Heat star and Jesus Shuttlesworth have been synonymous since the 1998 film came out.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Dennis Rodman sings “Happy Birthday” to Kim Jong Un (video)

Hall of Famer’s trip to North Korea has been his most controversial yet.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Dennis Rodman angrily defends trip to North Korea with former NBA players (video)

Former NBA player also says he loves Kim Jong Un ahead of basketball game in Pyongyang.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Andrew Bynum traded to Bulls for Luol Deng, then waived (updated)

Cavaliers also ship draft picks to Chicago, still coping with the loss of Derrick Rose.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:35 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/26/2013

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade deliver Christmas dunks (video)

There was less star power for the Lakers with Kobe Bryant out, but more firepower from the Heat.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/24/2013

NBA Christmas Day TV schedule, games preview

The five games played on Christmas include the defending NBA champion Heat and runner-up Spurs.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/24/2013

LeBron James dunk posterizes Paul Millsap (video)

Afterward, Millsap jokes “don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time.“

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Carmelo Anthony sprains ankle, hopes to face Thunder on Christmas Day

Knicks’ Raymond Felton also suffers an injury ahead of the NBA’s big day of hoops.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Proposal to overhaul NBA draft would eliminate tanking, report says

New proposal would take a team’s win-loss record out of the equation and plot draft picks 30 years in adance.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, NBA Draft, NBA draft lottery

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union engaged; Miami Heat get Masters-like jackets

Actress, as you would expect, got the better part of the deal at the team’s holiday party.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Dennis Rodman holds basketball tryouts in North Korea (video)

“It’s all love here,” Hall of Famer says of Kim Jong Un’s country as he tries to arrange NBA exhibition game.

By Max Ehrenfreund  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013

“Leroy Jetson?” Charles Barkley got a little confused (video)

The “NBA on TNT” studio crew meets a new cartoon character.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, NBA

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Kobe Bryant says “only an idiot” would doubt he’ll return

Still, knee injury signals that the end of Lakers star’s career is approaching rapidly.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 12/19/2013

#NBASimpsons: Is Roy “Dr.” Hibbert the best? Sideshow Bob Cousy?

Basketball players and the Fox show’s characters are a natural fit. Who knew?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, The Simpsons

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/19/2013

LeBron James loses temper with Mario Chalmers as Heat beat Pacers (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Michael Jordan’s wife expecting identical twin girls

Michael Jordan’s wife expecting identical twin girls

By Cindy Boren  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Ray Allen will wear “Jesus Shuttlesworth” jersey, Spike Lee says

Yes, it’s a marketing ploy in which NBA players will wear nicknames on their jerseys. Yes, it’s great.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Miami Heat hosts Indiana Pacers in matchup of East’s top teams

LeBron James will be a game-time decision when Miami looks to avenge its early December loss to Indiana.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/17/2013

With Knicks a mess, Amar’e Stoudemire will be out a while

Injuries -- and a poor coaching decision Monday -- complicate Mike Woodson’s future.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amare Stoudemire, Mike Woodson, NBA

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013

LeBron James questionable for Wednesday’s game with ankle sprain

The Heat star injured his ankle Monday against the Jazz and could miss Wednesday’s matchup with the Pacers.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Michael Jordan mansion fails to sell at auction

The price on the Highland Park, Ill., estate has come down to $13 million.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:09 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Michael Jordan’s “flu game” shoes sold for over $100,000

Bulls star gave shoes to Jazz ballboy after Game 5 of 1997 NBA Finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:34 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Paul George leads Pacers past Heat in Round 1

Indiana has the NBA’s best record with Round 2 next week.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Lamar Odom plea deal results in three years’ probation

For now, the former L.A. star remains an NBA free agent.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Kobe Bryant gives himself an F in return with Lakers

L.A. star played for the first time in eight months and was bummed by his turnovers in loss.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:50 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Derrick Rose says “I’m not done yet”

Bulls star is undaunted by prospect of rehabbing after second reconstructive knee surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Portland Trail Blazers beats Oklahoma City Thunder to become top Western Conference team

Behind 38 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers top the Thunder to take first place in the Western Conference.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Kobe Bryant’s new Nike shoe has stitches

Lakers star, who had Achilles’ surgery in April, said of the shoe, “You want them to have an emotional reaction as soon as they see it.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Smoke causes NBA game to be postponed (video)

Spurs, Timberwolves can’t play after generator malfunctions in Mexico City arena.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Paul Pierce to miss 2-4 weeks with fractured hand

Nets, struggling with only five victories, at least have Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez back.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, NBA, Paul Pierce

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Jason Kidd fined $50,000 for spilling soda on court

Out of timeouts, the Nets coach improvised, seemingly saying “Hit me,” to player.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:43 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, NBA

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Dwyane Wade videobombs LeBron James with cartwheels

Forget watching the Miami Heat games -- just wait for the postgame interviews.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Kobe Bryant signs two-year extension with Lakers

New deal all but guarantees he’ll never play for another team.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Derrick Rose out for the season after knee surgery

Comeback is brief for former NBA MVP, who missed all of last season after surgery on his other knee.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Mark Cuban: NBA should research HGH use

Dallas Mavericks urges more studies on whether ban on human growth hormone should be lifted.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, NBA

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Derrick Rose to have surgery to repair torn meniscus, is out indefinitely

Injury is not to the same knee on which he had reconstructive surgery in 2012.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Thunder fan hits half-court shot for $20,000, celebrates with Jay Z (video)

Rapper/sports agent passes on the chance to sign the high school coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:07 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/19/2013

LeBron James, David Beckham in talks about MLS franchise

South Florida hasn’t always been hospitable to soccer, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Beckham, LeBron James, MLS, NBA

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Linsanity returns to New York

Houston Rockets play Jeremy Lin’s old team, the New York Knicks, tonight.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:12 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/14/2013

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Steve Nash unveil Christmas Day jerseys (video)

The shirts have sleeves and a “Big Logo” theme. Did we mention ... sleeves?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas Day, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Matt Barnes apologizes for tweet about Clippers teammates (updated)

Big victory over Thunder was overshadowed by tweet, which later was deleted.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:44 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doc Walker, Los Angeles Clippers, Matt Barnes, NBA, Serge Ibaka

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Linsanity returns? Jeremy Lin scores 31 points as Rockets beat Raptors

Rockets point guard explodes for 31 points off the bench in a double-overtime victory over the Raptors.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin, NBA

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Kobe Bryant loses a bet to Kevin Ware

Lakers star will have to head to the Yum! Center because Ware recovered more quickly from injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:03 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Kobe Bryant, NBA

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Tyson Chandler out 4-6 weeks with non-displaced fracture

Center will undergo further tests after being injured in collision with Kemba Walker.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, New York Knicks, Tyson Chandler

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Election 2013: Chris Christie endorsed by Shaq O’Neal (video)

So far, the former NBA superstar is 1-for-2 in political endorsements.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:36 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, Shaquille O'Neal

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Michael Jordan to auction off Chicago-area home

There were no buyers for the place, which has a man cave that features original doors from Chicago’s Playboy Mansion and some other stuff.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:25 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Allen Iverson to officially retire Oct. 30, reports say

Former Georgetown, Philadelphia 76ers star hasn’t played in the NBA since 2010.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen Iverson, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce fire back at LeBron James (video)

Celtics-Heat rivalry now is officially a Nets-Heat rivalry.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Michael Jordan says $1 million, one-on-one challenge from Grizzlies owner is “comical”

Bobcats owner isn’t going to be playing Robert Pera any time soon.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Derrick Rose: “I’m way more explosive now”

Bulls star, who missed last season because of knee surgery, says he hasn’t shown everything he can do in presason.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Congress and the shutdown: They need a coach

And that coach is named Gregg Popovich.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gregg Popovich, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/08/2013

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade face fire and fog in Miami Heat video

Two-time defending NBA champions work on their pregame introduction.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Kobe Bryant to have treatment on knee in Germany

There’s no problem with his surgically-repaired Achilles’ tendon, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/02/2013

LeBron James brings back the powder toss

Heat star confirms the image that’s on the cover of NBA 2K14.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Greg Oden takes first steps back in Miami Heat practice

Center hopes to play in preseason games, but road back from knee injuries is a long one.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013

LeBron James on Michael Jordan’s claim: “M.J. said that?”

If this whole conversation helps sell NBA 2K14, America wins.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Russell Westbrook: knee surgery will sideline him 4-6 weeks of season

Oklahoma City point guard hurt his knee in first round of the playoffs last spring.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, Russell Westbrook

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Clippers unveil “Back in Blue” uniforms

They’ll wear the short-sleeved Adidas outfits for Sunday home games.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Michael Jordan: I could have beaten LeBron James, but Kobe Bryant?

Even when he’s speaking hypothetically, he does it in the most Jordan-like way ever.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/01/2013

State of the Knicks: Stoudemire has surgery, Anthony isn’t thinking about contract

Third knee procedure in less than a year is a surprise, but forward says he’ll be ready after training camp.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Isiah Thomas, NBA

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013

LeBron James doesn’t want to talk about free agency

And he’ll only joke about the number of NBA championships he wants to win.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Knicks, Nets will co-host 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

The game itself will be held in Madison Square Garden, so the Knicks win.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, NBA All-Star Game

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade have a fun little Twitter feud

Poor James Harden finds himself in the middle of this one.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, NBA

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Rajon Rondo “unlikely” to be ready for Celtics’ opener, Brad Stevens says

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By Cindy Boren  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brad Stevens, Danny Ainge, NBA, Rajon Rondo

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Blake Griffin has baby boy with Matt Leinart’s ex

Los Angeles Clippers’ star asks for privacy as NBA season approaches.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Jordan Cameron, Matt Leinart, NBA

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Derrick Rose “all in for Chicago” (video)

After missing the 2012-13 season, Bulls star says he’s ready to play now.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Jeanie Buss “stunned” that Jim Buss didn’t hire Phil Jackson

Bad feelings linger over Jim Buss’s decision to go with Mike Da’Antoni.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Mike D'Antoni, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Shaq buys stake in Sacramento Kings

O’Neal, who used to speak derogatorily of the team, is now all in as a minority owner.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, Sacramanto Kings, Shaquille O'Neal

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Chris Andersen cleared, was victim of Internet hoax, lawyer says

Miami Heat’s “Birdman” was in a “Manti Te’o situation,” his attorney claims.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Andersen, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Dennis Rodman has a nutty new commercial (video)

A Kim Jong-un look-alike makes an appearance and Rodman explodes. Just because.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:20 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/16/2013

LeBron James gets married; Jay Z and Beyonce sing

By Cindy Boren  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/10/2013

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook hassle Kevin Durant over Redskins-Eagles game

Both the Miami Heat star and Durant’s teammate are Dallas Cowboys fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, LeBron James, NBA, Russell Westbrook

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Jay Z selling Nets stake to Jason Kidd

Brooklyn's coach will also get part ownership of Barclays Center for $500,000.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Kidd, Jay-Z, NBA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/03/2013

LeBron James to produce sit-com

Miami Heat brings insider knowledge to "Survivor's Remorse" on Starz.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea to visit Kim Jong Un

His mission isn't diplomacy, he says he just wants to see his friend, Kim Jong Un.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:43 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Lamar Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

Troubled player was pulled over just before 4 a.m. in Los Angeles.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lamar Odom, NBA

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Kobe Bryant jumps off a 40-foot high dive (video)

Naturally, he shares his progress from a torn Achilles on social media.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 08/29/2013

LeBron James stars in “NBA 2K14 trailer (video)

Miami Heat star gets his first cover in the new video game, due out Oct. 1.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA, NBA 2K14

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Antawn Jamison signs one-year deal with Clippers

Veteran player should boost Clippers' bench.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antawn Jamison, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Dirk Nowitzki mimics Geico's hump-day camel in Mavericks' commercial (video)

This is one way -- one funny way -- to sell season tickets.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, NBA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Lamar Odom is not missing, allegedly has drug problem, report says

Magic Johnson, Kevin Durant, John Wall react to report.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, NBA

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/26/2013

MTV VMAs: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are introduced by Jason Collins

Somehow, though, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake stole the show. Go figure.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, NBA, VMAs

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Allen Iverson to announce retirement, report says

"The Answer" is expected to make his departure from the game official this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen Iverson, NBA

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/20/2013

LeBron James' police escort to Jay Z-Justin Timberlake show under investigation

King James drew attention to the drive by posting video on social media.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Kobe Bryant takes issue with prediction for Lakers

ESPN's 12th-place projection draws a pithy response.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013

James Harden, Stephen Curry team up in Foot Locker ad (video)

No one sings really as badly as the Houston Rockets star...right?

By Cindy Boren  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James Harden, NBA, Stephen Curry

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Michael Jordan dunks at 50 (video)

It's not quite the same, but a dunk is a dunk.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Kevin Durant, in Seattle again, scores 63 points (video)

Thunder star has an emotional return to the place where his NBA career began.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant, NBA

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Teen Choice Awards: Gabby Douglas dazzles, Russell Westbrook amazes

Olympic gymnastics champion and Oklahoma City Thunder star each made a statement.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabby Douglas, NBA, Russell Westbrook

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 08/08/2013

LeBron James starts jury duty

Heat star tweets selfies as he prepares "to serve my civic duty."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:35 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Greg Oden gets another shot at NBA with Miami Heat

Often-injured center, the No. 1 pick in 2007, will be brought along slowly.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/07/2013

NBA adds Heat-Knicks to Super Bowl weekend in New York

A college doubleheader might be part of the mix, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, New York Knicks, Super Bowl

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Kevin Durant engaged to Monica Wright of WNBA

Thunder star proposed to Lynx player over the weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:09 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Wright, Monica Wright, NBA

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Dennis Rodman says he should be considered for Nobel Peace Prize

Former basketball star says if he's not in the final top three, "something's seriously wrong."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash will help Lakers woo Dwight Howard

Free agent is center of interest for Houston and Dallas, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, NBA, Steve Nash

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Chris Paul agrees to re-sign with Los Angeles Clippers (updated)

Doc Rivers got his player and Paul got his coach in widely-expected move.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, NBA

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013

NBA Draft: Nerlens Noel says he'll 'make them pay' for skipping him

Five teams passed on Kentucky player before New Orleans took him -- and traded him to Philadelphia.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, NBA Draft, Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce traded by Celtics to Nets

Boston is loaded with draft picks for rebuilding; Brooklyn has talent to challenge Miami in East.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:26 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett, NBA, Paul Pierce

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Gilbert Arenas arrested with truckload of illegal fireworks

Former NBA star was stopped for speeding early Thursday morning in L.A.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, NBA

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Kevin Durant signs with Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder is the latest signee, joining Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz and Geno Smith.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, NBA

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Miami Heat victory parade could have used more planning

Putting tall guys on top of double-decker buses is great...if you check out the height of overpasses on the route.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Clippers, Celtics agree to deal for Doc Rivers, report says (updated)

First-round draft pick in 2014 would be offered for Boston's coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:46 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013

LeBron James gets answering machine assist from Nike in new ad (video)

Coach K, Warren Buffet, Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell are among those who've waited for the beep.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Celtics, Clippers resume talks involving Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, DeAndre Jordan

Chris Paul is the driving force behind a possible deal, for the Clippers and Rivers.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAndre Jordan, Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, NBA

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013

LeBron James: Headband will return in Game 7

It's a matter of superstition for the Heat's superstar. Unless it doesn't work.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA finals

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Miami Heat fans leave early, making a huge mistake in Game 6

It turns out the fat lady hadn't sung yet. Chances are they'll stick around for Game 7.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Allen Iverson denies abducting his children (video)

Former star says, "I ain't never treated fairly. Don't expect to be."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen Iverson, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Jay-Z is real star of NBA Finals (video)

Documentary commercial for new album steals the show.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, NBA, NBA finals

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Boston Celtics, L.A. Clippers: Are Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett headed west?

Boston Celtics are in talks with L.A. Clippers about Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, NBA

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Tiger Woods, LeBron James: Who will win a championship first?

With a lot riding on them, both superstars looked shaky over the weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA, Tiger Woods

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Who is Danny Green? Oh, maybe the NBA Finals MVP for the Spurs

Unheralded Spurs player sets record for three-pointers as Spurs take 3-2 lead in series.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Green, LeBron James, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Young national anthem singer answers racist taunts (video)

Sebastien De La Cruz faced social media insults about his nationality after singing before the NBA finals Game 3.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:19 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Tony Parker 'ready to go' in NBA finals Game 4

Spurs seek to take a 3-1 series lead in NBA finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Tony Parker says he has slight hamstring strain

Whether he'll be able to play in Game 4 of the NBA finals is not yet known.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Doc Rivers believes 'it may be time for a change,' report says

Boston Celtics coach has three years remaining on his contract.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets close to deal, report says

Team is expected to interview Brian Shaw for coaching job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, NBA

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Patrick Ewing joins Michael Jordan's team as a coach

Hall of Famer has worked for head coach Steve Clifford twice previously.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA, Patrick Ewing

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013

LeBron James block stuffs Tiago Splitter in Miami Heat victory (video)

Miami evens NBA finals at 1-1 and James has the highlight reel to prove it.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Tiango Splitter

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Miami Heat get lift in Game 2 win from 12-year-old anthem singer (video)

Julia Dale has been a good-luck charm, although she's only 1-1 in the finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/06/2013

George Karl, Denver Nuggets part ways, report says

NBA's Coach of the Year is now a free agent.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Nuggets, George Karl, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/03/2013

LeBron James could use a little help in Pacers-Heat Game 7

With Bosh, Wade flat, Indiana's big three has been stronger.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Jason Kidd retires, following in footsteps of Grant Hill

Future Hall of Famers shared the 1995 Rookie of the Year award.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, NBA

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Roy Hibbert apologizes, moves on to Game 7 against Miami Heat

Pacers center was fined $75,000 for antigay, vulgar comments.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, Roy Hibbert

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Carmelo Anthony has partial tear in his shoulder

Treatment for the Knicks forward will first involve rest.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 05/23/2013

LeBron James lifts Heat with game-winner in OT (video)

Pacers Coach Frank Vogel chose -- wrongly -- not to have Roy Hibbert in with 2.2 seconds left.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Vinny Del Negro out as Los Angeles Clippers coach

Disappointing performance in the playoffs

By Cindy Boren  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Kevin Durant donates $1 million to Red Cross for Oklahoma tornado relief

Oklahoma City Thunder star, like Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, offers a hand.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Michael Jordan to change Bobcats to Hornets, report says

Maybe this will change the fortunes of the Hall of Famer's franchise. Hey, it couldn't hurt.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Kobe Bryant denies retirement talk, saying 'soon, but not yet'

As he recovers from Achilles surgery, he has time to ponder what Phil Jackson wrote about him and Michael Jordan.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Westboro Baptist Church to protest NBA playoff games

Jason Collins' announcement makes targets of tonight's Rockets-Thunder game and Thursday's Nets-Bulls games.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:27 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Kevin Durant, NBA

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Stephen Curry was target of Nuggets' 'hit men,' Mark Jackson says

Denver gets physical with Golden State as series moves back to Oakland.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golden State Warriors, Mark Jackson, NBA, Stephen Curry

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/30/2013

ESPN supports Broussard after controversial Jason Collins comments

NBA reporter, asked for his opinion, says he believes homosexuality is an “open rebellion” against God and discusses how that jibes with his views on tolerance.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, NBA

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins comes out: Is this a game changer?

As his brother says, "It's a big deal, but it's also not a big deal."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Kobe Bryant, Martina Navratilova, NBA, Steve Nash

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins comes out; NBA player says, 'I'm gay'

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” the center says in Sports Illustrated’s new cover story.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Jason Collins, NBA, Washington Wizards

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Michael Jordan marries Yvette Prieto

Hall of Famer ties the knot in lavish ceremony attended by Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:33 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Russell Westbrook to have knee surgery, out indefinitely for Thunder

Oklahoma City's playoff picture suddenly looks a whole lot different, despite 2-0 lead on Houston.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Charles Barkley to the Suns as GM?

Now a TV analyst, he says he's ready to fix Phoenix, but the team's management is skeptical.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, NBA, Phoenix Suns

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Kobe Bryant signs off Twitter, at least during Lakers games

What's a superstar to do while he's laid up recovering from Achilles surgery and his team is still playing?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Chris Paul hits game-winner as Clippers take 2-0 series lead (video)

Not to be confused with his insurance-hawking alter ego, Chris Paul scores L.A.'s last eight points in 93-91 win over Memphis.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Kobe Bryant says he's "keeping track of all doubters and haters"

To those who doubt whether he'll play again, he has a strong message the day after Achilles surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/13/2013

Kobe Bryant has complete Achilles tear, out 6-9 months

Before entering surgery today, Laker adds "#vicodintweets" to his social media reportoire.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Rutgers, Eddie Jordan in talks, report says

Lakers assistant, a Rutgers alum, is in negotiations to replace Mike Rice.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eddie Jordan, Mike Rice, NBA, Rutgers

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Kevin Durant follows big dunk with throat-slash gesture in Thunder's win

"It's nothing against the team I'm playing against," Thunder star says.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Kobe Bryant scores 47 points in big win for Lakers

Lakers beat Portland and lead Utah by a game for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Kobe Bryant can't carry Lakers past Clippers, although he tries

Injured and weary Lakers are fighting for a playoff berth, so Bryant is logging monster minutes.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Magic Johnson opens up about his gay son (video)

Former Lakers great says he supports E.J. "a million percent."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Magic Johnson, NBA

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Mark Cuban says he'd give Brittney Griner a chance in the NBA

Dallas Mavericks owner would even consider drafting Baylor's 6-8 star.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brittney Griner, Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, NBA

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/25/2013

LeBron James leads the way as Miami Heat wins 26th in a row

Even with Dwyane Wade out and conducting postgame interviews, the mood is light. Now, the Heat's four-game road trip begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/21/2013

LeBron James, Miami Heat win 24th on a crazy night in Cleveland

It's always a little weird when James goes home, but Wednesday's game, in which the Heat rallied from a 27-point deficit, set a new standard.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Michael Jordan paternity lawsuit is dropped

Atlanta woman had contended that the Hall of Famer was the father of her 16-year-old son.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013

LeBron James vs. DeAndre Jordan: Which dunk is better?

Maybe Brandon Knight and Jason Terry should get to decide, since they saw the dunks up close.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAndre Jordan, Dunk of the Year, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/19/2013

LeBron James monster dunk helps Heat win 23rd (video)

Jason Terry and the Celtics fell to James as Miami now has the NBA's second-longest winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Kobe Bryant injury: NBA says he was fouled

The bigger question is: Just how long will he be sidelined as the Lakers fight for a playoff spot?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony to have knee drained

Return to Denver is ruined as Anthony returns to New York.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Kobe Bryant injury: Was the play dirty?

Lakers star claims that Dahntay Jones "Jalen Rose'd me" after he severely sprained his ankle Wednesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:35 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Heat streak reaches 19; when will it end?

Dwyane Wade has played a key role in Miami's six-week winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Dennis Rodman arrives at Vatican, wants to meet with new pope (updated)

Fresh from his trip to North Korea, former NBA star wants "to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world."

By Cindy Boren  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Dwight Howard in Orlando: "Nothing but love for the fans here" (video)

Naturally, the Lakers' first game in Orlando calls for a wacky press conference. Thanks, Metta World Peace.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace, NBA

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 03/11/2013

DeAndre Jordan: Dunk of the year? Ask Blake Griffin. (video)

Brandon Knight is the unwitting victim in this posterization.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:44 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Kobe on Kimmel: "What's a Laker team in L.A. without drama?" (video)

And if a teammate doubted his playoff guarantee? "I would have called the Buss family and said, 'Cut this guy right now!'

By Cindy Boren  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/07/2013

LeBron James has game-winner as Heat streak hits 16 (video)

Miami still has a long way to go to set the NBA record, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Blake Griffin alley-oop dunk highlights Clippers' win (video)

Jamal Crawford sets up latest highest with between-the-legs pass.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Phil Jackson, Dwight Howard have been texting one another

Lakers player says the topic has been recovering from back surgery. No word if emoticons were involved.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Jets determined to move Darrelle Revis, reports say (updated)

Let the speculation begin: How well has Revis recovered from injury; which teams are interested?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrelle Revis, NBA, New York Jets

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Blake Griffin has perfect response to Serge Ibaka (video)

One perfect tweet beats one below-the-waist swat any day.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Serge Ibaka

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Kobe Bryant hurts his elbow in Lakers' painful loss to Thunder

Bryant's funny bone is bruised and so are Los Angeles' playoff hopes after a loss in Oklahoma City.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:56 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace, NBA

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Kobe Bryant "probably would have smacked" Serge Ibaka

This comes as a bit of a warning after the flagrant foul against Blake Griffin on Sunday, since the Lakers play the Thunder tonight.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, NBA, Serge Ibaka

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Carmelo Anthony hurts knee; Amar'e Stoudemire rallies Knicks

Knicks outscore Cavs 72-45 after Anthony goes out in second quarter.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Kobe Bryant: Call him "Vino" as Lakers hit .500 (video)

Lakers star turns back the clock with a dunk over Josh Smith in victory Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:44 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/01/2013

LeBron James leads Miami Heat in "Harlem Shake" (Video)

Who knew that the world needed another viral video of athletes being silly? Thanks, LeBron!

By Cindy Boren  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Stephen Curry scores 54 points in Madison Square Garden (video)

In spite of that, short-handed Golden State falls to Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks, Stephen Curry

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Knicks' Rasheed Wallace to have foot surgery, be out eight weeks

Knicks forward has been out since mid-December with a stress fracture.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, New York Knicks, Rasheed Wallace

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Roy Hibbert prepared for suspension after Pacers, Warriors fight

Fracas involving Stephen Curry, David Lee and others spilled into the first rows at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Lee, NBA, Roy Hibbert, Stephen Curry

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Kyrie Irving out against Bulls with sore knee

Cleveland Cavaliers guard hyperextended his knee in practice.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, NBA

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Kobe Bryant pays tribute to Jerry Buss -- and Lakers beat Celtics (video)

And the Lakers topped it off by playing one of their best games, with Dwight Howard scoring 24 points.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/20/2013

NBA trade deadline: Kevin Garnett-to-Clippers talk is off, report says

Celtics insist on getting Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan in return, Yahoo reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Kevin Garnett, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Phil Jackson talks about his future and the Lakers

In an interview before the death of Jerry Buss, the Lakers' former coach discussed what, if anything, is left for him to do in the NBA.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Andrew Bynum says he'll play this season, still has awesome hair

His health has been disappointing for the 76ers. His hair has not.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Bynum, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Kobe Bryant blocks LeBron James in All-Star Game (video)

The star of All-Star Weekend was Michael Jordan, who did nothing more than turn 50 years old.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:23 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Michael Jordan: I'll take Kobe Bryant over LeBron James

It's all a matter of rings when Michael Jordan has to choose between Kobe and LeBron.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Will Ferrell kicks Shaquille O'Neal out of the Lakers' game (video)

Comedian worked the Staples Center stands as a red-jacketed security guard.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Shaquille O'Neal

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Michael Jordan turns 50, gets 50th Sports Illustrated cover

Hey, he doesn't turn 50 every day. (Coverage just makes it feel that way.)

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Nerlens Noel injury raises new debate about NBA age limit (updated)

Nerlens Noel knee injury raises new debate about NBA age requirement

By Cindy Boren  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, NBA, Nerlens Noel

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/13/2013

LeBron James' record: I'm not Michael Jordan

King James is on a remarkable run, which only fuels more comparisons with Air Jordan.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/11/2013

LeBron James raises his game to another level

What sets him apart this time is a deadly efficienty.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Celtics win a triple-OT thriller behind Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

Winning streak reaches seven for Boston.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Kevin Garnett, NBA, Paul Pierce

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Kevin Durant hits another fan, with no kiss this time (video)

The last time this happened, an elderly lady got a nice little smooch on the forehead.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Allen Iverson turns down D-League

He still hopes to return to the NBA, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen Iverson, NBA

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Kobe Bryant "happy as hell" as Lakers win again

Two games with 14 assists have brought two wins for Lakers.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Kobe Bryant vs. Dwight Howard: Lakers drama continues

Players "went at each other" in a clear-the-air meeting that accomplished little.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:46 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Kobe Bryant, Lakers are still off-key in another loss

If he can't make beautiful music on a basketball court, there's always a piano.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:42 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/17/2013

LeBron James scores 20,000th point

He's the youngest player to hit the mark and has 5,000 assists to boot. Tonight, he'll play Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Carmelo Anthony isn't bothered by Knicks owner's recording devices

After a one-game suspension for an incident last week, the Knicks' owner opted to record his star player on the cord.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, NBA, New York Knicks